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Police investigating reports of gunshots near Great Falls High School

Posted at 3:48 PM, Apr 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-10 17:48:16-04

Police are investigating reports that shots were fired near Great Falls High School on Tuesday afternoon.

The reports caused "shelter in place" procedures to be implemented at Great Falls High, Our Lady Of Lourdes school, and Longfellow Elementary School.

There are no reports that any of the as-yet unconfirmed gunshots happened in any of the schools, and there are no reports of any injuries.

The Great Falls Police Department posted the following message on Facebook at 2:58 p.m.

COMMUNITY ALERT! We are investigating reports of shots fired near Great Falls High School. GFHS, Our Lady of Lourdes, and Longfellow Elementary are in Shelter In Place and we will assist school staff as they release children soon. There are no reported injuries and nothing has occurred inside either of the schools. Please avoid the area and follow instructions from any law enforcement officer.


(UPDATE, 2:35 p.m.) Great Falls Public Schools posted the following message on Facebook at 2:27 p.m. "The GF Police Department has put GFHS and Longfellow into a shelter-in-place due to the reports of shots fired in the surrounding neighborhoods. There are no reports of any injuries. This is a precautionary measure only."

KRTV has learned that the military bomb squad is conducting training, and is not associated with the incident at GFHS.

There are no indications at this point that anyone – including students – has been injured.

A GFPD officer tells KRTV that they are responding to as-yet unconfirmed reports of three or four gunshots heard west of GFHS.

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